From Dracula to Twilight, vampires fascinate both large and small and if the big screen has given us masterpieces dedicated to this subject, TV series they are no less.
In the realm of the supernatural, the other being who dominates the popular imagination of lovers of horror they are werewolves, with the events of the two species often intertwined.
Today we present a ranking of the ten most beautiful TV series, old and new, dedicated to the monsters of our imagination.
“First Kill,” Netflix’s new vampire series
Let’s start with a new entry in the catalog Netflix: “First Kill” (2022), a youth drama LGBTQ + where the protagonists are vampires and hunters of it.
The plot revolves around the facts of two teenagers, one huntress and the other an undead, who fall in love with each other and will have to face opposition from their families. As always, in addition to the base of terror, the plot unfolds and also becomes one love story, auasi like all programs aimed primarily at a teen audience.
It’s basically not an exceptional thing and contains a number of ideas and topics already seen, arguably the worst of our review.
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“American Horror Story: Hotel” (season 5). Because even horror masterpieces have their flaws
Even masterpieces can suffer some mistakes and even big ones. American Horror Story, Fox-signed program, is an absolute masterpiece of the genre, with its 11 seasons plus a reboot.
Of the program, however, only the Season 5 (2015) “Hotel” which has as its subject the undead is certainly the least beautiful.
The only season where the usual cast does not take place, with rare exceptions, at least the stars that made it big are missing. Instead come familiar faces from each other Lady Gaga, but without what we would have gladly taken. Of this high quality product seems a bitter note, fortunately after this season the show has returned to its steps and even the traditional cast.
American Horror Story: Hotel is streaming Disney +.
“Hemlock Grove,” you can do better
Hemlock Grove (2013-2015)also on Netflix, is a horror thriller based on the discovery of the bodies of two teenage girls and, according to moles, everything leads to the attack of an animal.
Then the first suspicions fall on a teenager who has just arrived in the village of Hemlock with his family and is hiding a secret … what will it be?
“Dracula,” the classics never get tired
Another signed television series Netflix and it happened a little too quietly, but instead it deserves to be seen, it does Dracula (2020). The new reinterpretation of Bram Stoker’s classic where the Count is a well-known American entrepreneur.
Produced in a single season and then canceled, Dracula, while not a masterpiece, was definitely underestimated.
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“Being Human”, which makes us a vampire, a werewolf and a ghost together in Bristol
Being human (2009-2013)attention because the one we are talking about is the original version produced in the UK Bristol. Here are three seemingly normal roommates: a ghost, a vampire, and a werewolf.
All three, as the title says, strive to have a normal existence, but continually clash with their monstrous nature. This is also highly recommended.
“True Blood”, a dystopian reality where different species coexist
True Blood (2008-2014), which aired at the same time as Vampire Diaries and its main rival, is a must-have television product. Set in a dystopian future where humans and supernatural creatures coexist in peace, or almost. And where a blood substitute is produced especially for them.
To see this you will need a subscription to the streaming platform Now the television.
“Teen Wolf,” and finally the werewolves arrive
In Teen Wolf (2011-2017) the protagonists of the scene are werewolves.
The story begins when the teenager Scott McCall he is attacked and bitten by a werewolf, then everything changes for him and our TV series begins.
Also in this case we are faced with a show designed for teenagers that, in addition to werewolves and various monsters, follows the facts of the boys of a high school. The program manages to have a good depth and is one of the titles to watch, which is possible in streaming as usual Netflix.
“Originals,” one of the few successful spin-offs
Originals (2013-2018)look at spin off of Vampire Diaries centered around the figure of Klaus and the Originals. Like the parent series, this program also proves to be respectable, especially its success has been able to take advantage of characters who had previously fascinated the audience.
Here werewolves are also the dominant theme from the start, as the main protagonist is half one and the other. This television series is one of the must-haves of the genre.
A must of the genre: “Vampire Diaries” (2009-2017). Between monsters and love stories
Title that needs no introduction and perhaps the only one that can compete with Buffy. It was born as a teen drama dedicated to teenagers, but with an exciting intertwining that fascinated young and old and led to the spin-off Originals.
The resounding success is due to the plot and especially to many well-chosen characters such as the Salvatore brothers and then the Originals themselves.
In the episodes we explore not only the theme of the legendary monsters, but also that of the doppelganger. In addition to the supernatural, it is also a love story made of disputes and disagreements.
Vampire Diaries is available in the catalogs Amazon Prime Video I Netflix.
“Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” where it all began
Buffy 25 years ago!
Perhaps for many it will be an old-fashioned show compared to modern directing techniques, as the first episode aired on 1997, but this was the beginning of everything, that is, of the youth dramas where the protagonists were vampires.
The spin off is also highly respected Angel which has had some success. Along with Vampire Diaries they remain the best TV series ever shot about supernatural monsters.